Tough Quotes

Quotes tagged as "tough" (showing 1-30 of 120)
Taylor Swift
“It's alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me. Who you are is not where you've been. You're still an innocent. It's okay life is a tough crowd, 32 is still growing up now.”
Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift: Speak Now

Nicholas Sparks
“It's your eyes. They're ... more serious than they used to be. Like they've seen things they shouldn't have.”
Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Manoj Arora
“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end...because in the end, it shows you a whole new world !!
Make an attempt..”
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”

Lana Del Rey
“Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough.
I don’t know why.”
Lana Del Rey

Virginia Euwer Wolff
“Some people make a bad bed, they just have to lie in it.”
Virginia Euwer Wolff, Make Lemonade

Vera Nazarian
“When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness. Be a pillow.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Nancy Werlin
“I think you have a right to whine. Honestly, Lucy. We all have the right to whine when life gets tough.”
Nancy Werlin, Impossible

Alaric Hutchinson
“Vulnerability really means to be strong and secure enough within yourself that you are able to walk outside without your armor on. You are able to show up in life as just you. That is genuine strength and courage. Armor may look tough, but all it does is mask insecurity and fear.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

Khaled Hosseini
“I’m all you have in this world Mariam, and when I’m gone you’ll have nothing. You ARE nothing!”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Michael  Grant
“There’ll be guys who were in wars hearing what we did and thinking, ‘Whoa.’ You and me, we can say, ‘You got yourself some medals solider? Yeah, well, I lived through the FAYZ.”
Michael Grant

“It's tough when anyone is hurt, it's painful and awful.”
CLAMP, Kobato 04

Howard Tayler
“Maxim 36:
When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.

-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
Howard Tayler

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Master, what did you do to earn wisdom ?
Master of Stupidity: Well, I forget. Shit happened, life goes on.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Toba Beta
“A nightmare might force you awakened.
The tough life might force you awakened.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Diamond being the toughest thing known to us is also the most prettiest object”
Peiyansh Shah

Eric Powell
“A man don't need to act tough if he is. Men that put on a show are spineless more often than not.”
Eric Powell, The Goon, Volume 10: Death's Greedy Comeuppance

Kate McGahan
“If you were easier on yourself, you wouldn't be so tough on everyone else.”
Kate McGahan

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Gentle soul, tough spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Tenderness is a tough spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Adam Scythe
“Do you really think this unease will stop me? Or this chaos inside me? It seems like you don’t know me that well after all.”
Adam Scythe, Immortals, Vol. III.

Trevor Noah
“One day you’re going to get arrested, and when you do, don’t call me. I’ll tell the police to lock you up just to teach you a lesson.”
Because there were some black parents who’d actually do that, not pay their kid’s bail, not hire their kid a lawyer—the ultimate tough love. But it doesn’t always work, because you’re giving the kid tough love when maybe he just needs love. You’re trying to teach him a lesson, and now that lesson is the rest of his life.”
Trevor Noah

Zøe Haslie
“You're not as tough as you make people believe you are.”
Zøe Haslie

“I suggest that I sleep on the cot. “Not open to discussion,” declares Svetlana in a friendly but firm tone. “We Yugoslavs are a hardy people. I myself can sleep on the floor if required. We are Yugoslavs. We are tough.” Her casual remark, certainly not intended to hurt me, inflicts a wound. I see I have much to learn about being flexible and adaptable.”
Surya Green, Once Upon a Yugoslavia: When the American Way Met Tito's Third Way

Mitch Albom
“I drive a beat-up Mercury Cougar, with the windows down and the music up. I seek my identity in toughness - but it is Morrie's softness that draws me, and because he doesn't look at me as a kid trying to be something more than I am, I relax.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The path before you might be tough. All you have to do is to be tougher than the path!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Jason Medina
“She sucked up her tears and sniffled one last time. She wasn’t really ready, but she knew she had to be. She wiped her cheeks dry and summoned up all the courage she could muster. This was a matter of life and death. These strangers she was with would sooner leave her behind than risk their lives for her. She had to be tough, at least, for now.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Harriet Lerner
“In contrast to the silent, accommodating woman, a man who feels powerless to use his voice violates our very definition of what it means to be a man. Consequently, he may then seek to prove his manhood in the most problematic ways: by being tough and aggressive, by acting up and acting out, or by removing himself emotionally from his relationships. He may be in a relationship where no one is going to tell him what to do, meaning he won’t allow himself to be influenced or even moved by his partner. These are common male responses to feeling utterly helpless to right things through conversation or to speak with clarity, strength, and resolve.”
Harriet Lerner

“Life is tough and it needs a tougher punch to crack!”
Tehreem Rahat

Lisa Kleypas
“I knew you were too fine for me."
"No," she protested. "I'm not a highborn lady, I'm a commoner."
"There's nothing common about you." Ethan began to play with her hair, sifting his fingers through it, lifting a lock to brush the ends against his lips and cheeks. "Do you want to know why I gave you violets? They're beautiful and small, but tough enough to grow in the cracks of city pavement. More than once, I've been in some dark place and seen them clustered near a broken stoop, or at the base of a brick wall, bright as jewels. Even without sunlight or good soil, they show up to do a flower's job.”
Lisa Kleypas, Hello Stranger

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